This little gnome makes my heart go pitter patter.
We just celebrated our 6 year anniversary this week. And believe it or not, we’ve been playing WoW together for five of those years.
He’s been by my side through ridiculous guild meltdowns, megalomaniac raid leaders, passive aggressive guild leaders, three expansions, and untold numbers of ridiculous guild (and guild forums) dramas. We’ve fought side-by-side to save Bolvar, ridden our motorcycles all over Azeroth together, and cleared out ZF I don’t know how many times.
When I’m feeling down, his sexy gnome dance can usually bring a smile. I mean how can you resist the sexy gnome dance?
For all these things and so much more, I am so lucky. Love you, Wrenz.
Last night in Azeroth — what to do? Take a morotcycle ramble around the old world of course. So many memories. Like fighting the world dragon in Ashzara. And my first explorations of Darkshore on my baby druid, my first toon. Remembering the fear of running past Splintertree post as a baby druid (ahhh! they’re after me!) So many friendly quest givers, so many scenic spots that took my breath away on first view, then became a part of my game world, familiar territory, for five years of playing.
Fought back some horde picking on a poor little old shadow priest. Killed the Winterfall Runners. Stopped to watch the antelope frolic in the Barrens. And woke up this morning to a message intercepted from an angry dragon. Things will never be the same.
Farewell old Azeroth, and hello to the New World (of Warcraft) Order.
My last major achievement of Wrath of the Lich King. I never really put it on my to hope for list. I was afraid of being disappointed. Especially after all the Sunday afternoons spent watching people run into fire on Mimiron Firefighter attempts…
But tonight, I got to see Algalon for the first time. And after 40 minutes of working on him, we defeated him. And that makes me Starcaller Anexxia. And I am nearly teary eyed over it. Because it feels good to hit up that one last thing as the days tick down on this expansion.
Thank you Emtox for perservering on this, even in the face of flaking and no shows. This meant a lot.
Psychocandy was born at the start of January 2006. She was my very first WoW character, and my main up until Spring of last year.
Did I mention that I actually leveled her as a healer? Yes, I did that becasue I wanted to ensure I understood the healing role and would be ready to jump into main healing 5 mans and raids once she hit 60.
I’d already had the raiding bug from the moment I rolled her, thanks to watching my SO raid ZG every week for several months. This is how my level 58 self ended up in Molten Core, healing.
I wasn’t a maxed out restoration druid though. Up until Patch 3.0 I had a hybrid build of my own design (not the somewhat more common Dreamstate druid build.) I was never ever a tree. I was a crazy regrowth spamming caster lady. And I kicked everyone’s butt in the healing department. 🙂
With Patch 3.0 I went Boomkin. I’d flirted with it earlier in BC, and after the changes to restoration healing made tree pretty much mandatory for performing well, it seemed like a good idea to make that swap. And once you start boomkin dancing, it’s hard to go back…
BONUS: My character’s name is Psychocandy. You may call her Candy for short. No, you may not call her Psycho. She’s named after a song. Go listen to it.
Next time: Anexxia gets the trip down memory lane.
With a lot of help from friends and guildies who patiently helped Fyn and I grind out XP and phat lewts in regular dungeons all day today, my wee gnome mage, who languished at 72 for the better part of a year and a half, hit 80 today. I am so proud. She will now be both ready and able to assist with the Gnomer liberation in a few months. Huzzah!
P.S. did you know penguins can fly? I had no idea:
Two new bosses down in 25-man tonight, and after killing Halion on Tuesday. I’m wiped out just thinking about all that raiding…
Blood Queen gave us a little trouble, thanks to blips with the bite order, then Dreamwaker was a relative cakewalk. I think we got her on our second try. Which was probably our third try ever on 25man. Thank you WoW Gods for a great night of raiding.